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Guan Eng Grateful To Federal Govt For Helping Floods Victims

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SHAH ALAM – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has reiterated his profound gratitude to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for providing appropriate assistance to the Penang flood victims. The DAP secretary-general also thanked Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for his swift action in sending armed forces personnel to…

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Penang Hill Closed For A Month For Recovery And Restoration Work

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GEORGE TOWN – The Penang Hill funicular service will be closed for a month for recovery and restoration work due to the extreme weather conditions since last Saturday. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Penang Hill has been affected by the aftermath of the recent extreme weather conditions with 68 incidences of landslides, rockfalls, fallen…

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Penang Government Tables Deficit Budget For 2018

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GEORGE TOWN – The DAP-led Penang government today tabled Budget 2018 totalling RM1.25 billion with a deficit of RM748.5 million, up from the RM667.1 million deficit in the 2017 budget. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, when tabling the budget, said the deficit did not arise from the direct operating expenditure of RM652.30 million but due…

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Landslide: Guan Eng Orders Developer To Meet Buyers Within A Week

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has given the developer of the Tanjung Bungah landslide site a week to meet all buyers. “The developer has to face all buyers in a week or the state will be involved,” Lim posted in Chinese on his Facebook page on Thursday (Oct 26). The…

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Fresh Re-Election For DAP’s CEC On Nov 12

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KUALA LUMPUR – The fresh re-election of DAP’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on Nov 12 at the Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam, Selangor. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told a special media conference here today that the date had been agreed to by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) Department. He said the…

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SPRM Will Take Action Against Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – Suruhajaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) has decided to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for not apologising over an alleged slanderous remark made over the arrest of state executive council member Phee Boon Poh. Lim had described the recent arrest of Phee, the state Environment Committee chairman, over the…

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PH Announces Leadership Line Up For Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – The opposition pact Pakatan Harapan  today announced its leadership line up for Penang. The chairman is Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng with the 11-strong council having five representatives from DAP. Guan Eng revealed the names at a press conference here today. The council has four deputy chairmen namely state PKR chairman  Datuk Mansor Othman, state…

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Nov 14: Management Of Penang CM’s Corruption Case

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GEORGE TOWN – The High Court here today fixed Nov 14 for management of a corruption case involving Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon over the purchase of a bungalow at below the market price. Judge Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail set the date after lawyer R.S.N Rayer, representing Lim, informed the court that…

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No More Pakatan Rakyat, Says Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today the Pakatan Rakyat coalition was no more. “There is no Pakatan Rakyat anymore,” he told a press conference after attending the Penang Development Corporation Aidilfitri ‘open house’ here. Lim’s statement  came a day after Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that Selangor would continue to be governed by the defunct Pakatan Rakyat as it was the mandate given…

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Opposition Bench All Fired Up Over Land Deal For Medical City

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THE winding-up speech of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) (DAP-Air Putih) was a lively affair with the state Opposition badgering him about the Peel Avenue hospital land deal. “For years you have been thumping your chest (‘tepuk dada’) about Penang practising the open tender system. “Now, the people of Penang want to know if…

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Guan Eng Tells Sarawak DAP To Get Ready For Pujut By-Election

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GEORGE TOWN – Sarawak DAP has been told to prepare for Pujut by-election after Dr Ting Tiong Choon was disqualified as a member of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly yesterday. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he was shocked by the decision of the Sarawak State Assembly to disqualify Dr Ting as Pujut State Assemblyman…

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Making DAP The Main Enemy Clearly Shows Pas Has ‘Lost Its Way’

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BUTTERWORTH – PAS’ move to declare DAP as its main enemy in the 14th General Election (GE14) shows the party has ‘lost its way’ in politics, and that it will only serve to benefit Barisan Nasional (BN), says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. Lim added that as a former ally of DAP, PAS’ action did…

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Guan Eng Dismisses PAS Allegation Over Foreign Intervention

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GEORGE TOWN – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today refuted an allegation by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that DAP had sought foreign intervention in Malaysian affairs. Abdul Hadi had made a baseless allegation which could be regarded as slander against DAP because he had not disclosed any evidence, he said to reporters…

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Motion To Condemn Shabudin Still On – Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – The DAP-led Penang government is insisting that it will table a motion to condemn Datuk Shabudin Yahaya over his comments in the Dewan Rakyat on allowing rapists to marry their victims when the State Assembly sits in May. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the motion was not aimed at taking…

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Lim And Phang’s Corruption Case Postphoned To Give Way To Appeal Process

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GEORGE TOWN – The corruption trial of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon set for March 27 has been postponed until their appeal to challenge the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act is settled. High Court Judge Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail allowed the application by counsel Gobind Singh Deo, who represented…

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Court To Hear Lim’s Application To Set Aside Committal Proceeding On July 14

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KUALA LUMPUR – The application filed by Lim Guan Eng to set aside the leave obtained by the Attorney-General (AG) to initiate committal proceeding against him will he heard on July 14. High Court Judge Datuk Hanipah Farikullah set the date in chambers in the presence of senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan representing the AG,…

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Guan Eng: Resignations A “Gift” For Barisan

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PETALING JAYA: The unexpected resignation of four Malacca DAP elected representatives has given Barisan Nasional a gift ahead of the forthcoming general election, said Lim Guan Eng. The DAP secretary-general added that the four could not accept their rejection by party members during the 2015 state party convention. He said that any member who loved…

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Resignation Of 4 DAP Leaders Unexpected – Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – “The party has not changed but instead, remained the same. “However, Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him and his faction have changed after their defeat.” In saying this, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the four elected representatives were focusing their attacks on the party rather than on corruption scandals and excesses…

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Liow Tells Guan Eng Stop Politicising AES Camera Installation

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BAGAN DATUK – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should take proactive steps to reduce the number of fatal road accidents and not politicise the installation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras on the island. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the government’s decision to install the AES cameras was to educate…

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Court Orders NSTP To Pay RM300,000 Damages To LGE

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GEORGE TOWN – The High Court here today ordered the New Straits Times Press(M) Bhd (NSTP) to pay RM300,000 damages to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for defamation. Justice Datuk Rosilah Yop made the decision after allowing Lim’s lawsuit against NSTP, the first defendant in regard to an article published by Berita Harian on…

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Media Group Ordered To Pay RM300,000 Damages To Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang High Court has ordered the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) to pay RM300,000 in damages to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over a defamatory article published in Berita Harian on Aug 20, 2015. Justice Datuk Rosilah Yop also imposed interest at 5% per annum from the date of…

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Penang Government To Reward Footballer Mohd Faiz

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GEORGE TOWN – The Penang Government will reward Mohd Faiz Subri after he kicked his way to international stardom by winning the coveted 2016 International Football Federation (FIFA) Puskas Award. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said discussions would be held first to decide on the reward in appreciation of the midfielder’s feat which brought glory…

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More Calls For Lim Guan Eng To Go On Leave

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has once again been urged to go on leave after the High Court here set the dates of his and that of businesswoman Phang Li Koon’s corruption trial, beginning in March, next year. State MCA Youth deputy chief, Ang Chor Keong said Lim should do so…

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Penang Government Tables Deficit Budget Of RM667.1 Million

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GEORGE TOWN – The Penang DAP government today tabled Budget 2017 amounting to RM1.45 billion with a deficit of RM667.1 million compared to RM292.13 million deficit for Budget 2016. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the deficit budget was due to the transfer of RM790 million from the Consolidated Revenue Account to the Development Fund…

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DAP Assemblyman Calls On Guan Eng To Accept Two-Term Limit

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GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP should take the lead in implementing the two-term limit on the position of Chief Minister, DAP assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu (pic) said. Teh, who is Tanjung Bungah assemblyman, said that the term limit should also apply to the position of Prime Minister and Mentri Besar. “The two-term limit can prevent misuse…

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Guan Eng, Ambiga Squabble Over Dr Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng turned the tables against social activist Ambiga Sreevanasan at a conference and questioned why she was working with former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “You are working with Mahathir. Why are you doing this? Are you forgiving him for what he has done (to the country)?” Lim…

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Penang Govt To Protest EC Redelineation Process

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GEORGE TOWN – The DAP-led Penang Government has protested against the Election Commission’s (EC) proposal to redelineate electoral boundaries of state seats here. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said if the redelineation was implemented, the number of voters in the Air Putih constituency which was represented by him, would be reduced by 1,091 people. “The…

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A-G Obtains Leave For Contempt Proceedings Against Guan Eng

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has granted the Attorney-General leave Wednesday to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Lim Guan Eng. The A-G said that the Penang Chief Minister had issued media statements with the knowledge it would interfere with the administration of justice, erode the public confidence against the judiciary and insult the…

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Group Holds Protest Urging Penang CM, Deputy CM To Step Down

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GEORGE TOWN: A group of 60 people held a protest Friday urging Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy to step down in regards to issues involving the Indian community. During the brief protest on the ground floor of Komtar, the group led by M.V. Mathiyalagan Veeriah, held…

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PKR Leaders Outsmarted Guan Eng Over Snap Polls, Says Rep

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GEORGE TOWN: The PKR leaders are smarter than the chief minister as they successfully thwarted the desire of Lim Guan Eng to hold a snap state election, said a Barisan Nasional assemblyman. “Apparently, Pakatan is never united in making major decisions,” he said in reference to PKR’s stand against the proposed snap election in Penang.…

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